SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2016: Saw action in 86 sets...was the starting setter for first 23 matches, before missing final eight contests with injury...recorded the eighth-highest single-season assist total in Air Force's Division I history with 828 helpers on the year...recorded a career-high 58 assists against Southern Utah...that tally is a new Clune Arena record...posted first 50-assist match of career in season-opener against Jacksonville State (52)...matched that total against Grand Canyon...also surpassed the 50-assist mark at Cal State Fullerton (54)...tallied 1000th career assist during a 48-helper performance against Alabama A&M...recorded at least 40 kills in three additional matches...became just the sixth Air Force DI player to tally 1500 assists in a career...reached that milestone during a 37-assist outing at Fresno State...accounted for 170 digs...recorded a career-high 14 digs against Southern Utah...tallied eight double-doubles on the year (assists and digs)...added 54 kills, 18 service aces and 41 blocks (five solo, 36 assisted)...notched a career-high six kills against Colgate...tallied a personal-best three aces against Alabama A&M...posted a career-best five assisted blocks against Nicholls State...registered first collegiate solo stop in the next match (Louisiana-Lafayette)...tallied a solo block during four additional matches...named to the all-tournament team of the Quality Inn-Placentia Fullerton Classic.
FRESHMAN | 2015: Saw action in all 126 sets...served as the starting setter in every match...tallied 740 assists...that total is ranked ninth on the program's Division I single-season standings...recorded a career-high 40 helpers against Army...surpassed the 30-assist mark against Montana State (34)...accounted for at least 20 assists in 20 additional contests...led the team in assists 26 times and shared the team lead during an additional three matches...registered two double-doubles on the season...collected 24 assists and 13 digs against Northeastern for the Falcons' first double-double of the season...added 29 assists and 11 digs at San Diego State...accounted for 176 total digs...added eight kills and six service aces...posted first collegiate kill against Villanova...notched a career-high two against Boise State...assisted on three blocks.
HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Cherry Creek High School...lettered in volleyball all four years...coached by Sally Moos...participated in the Colorado state tournament for three years...member of two teams that finished third at the state meet...two-time team captain...earned an athletic rope...competed at the club level for Colorado Performance Volleyball Club and the Colorado Volleyball Association...coached by Michelle Buckner...member of eight teams that qualified to the Junior Olympics...member of the team that won the Colorado Crossroads...earned three MVP awards.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Jonathan and Lynda Hellman...mother played tennis and volleyball at Grand Canyon University...has four siblings (two older, two younger)...majoring in behavioral science...also earning a minor in religious studies...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance (2017 spring semester)...served as Element Leader during Basic Cadet Training...has also served as Major Training Events Clerk...attended the Academy's Prep School...received the Leadership Award for volleyball...hobbies include hiking, camping, hanging out with friends, playing the guitar and singing...greatest personal moment in sports came from winning Colorado Crossroads...completed Operation Air Force at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., over the summer...also took leave and worked the second session of BCT...member of Cadet Squadron 34.
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